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Living in Thanksgiving
By Joel Osteen - Nov 25, 2016

Thanksgiving isn't just a holiday; it's an attitude of the heart. We can celebrate our friends, family and freedom every day of the year because of God's goodness and faithfulness.

Having an attitude of thanksgiving all depends on what you choose to focus on. You can either focus on your problems, or you can focus on your blessings. The question is: do you want more problems, or do you want more blessings? Living with an attitude of gratitude means you don't just thank God for what He did in the past, you also thank Him for what He will do in the future. You thank Him for opening new doors. You thank Him for increasing you. You thank Him for bringing the right people into your life.

When we thank God in advance, that's really a declaration of faith. Your thanks is saying, "God, I'm so sure of Your goodness, I'm so sure that You're working in my life that I'm going to thank You right now for what You are going to do tomorrow!" Remember, faith is what pleases God. Faith is what moves Him. Faith is what opens the door for His promises to enter your life. Today and every day, have an attitude of gratitude and live every day in Thanksgiving!

 "O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good; for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever!" (1 Chronicles 16:34, AMPC)
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